Month: November 2015

Lighting The Wrong Kind of Fire

Welcome to my 555 series! Please read the introduction to this project {here}.  Week 4 Post 4 When a guy is broken up with after a drawn out relationship, he will always claim he was blindsided. He will never admit to have seen any telltale signs. That’s denial at work. But how does he not see his hand in it? Sometimes a man can be like a little boy who likes playing with matches, responsible for lighting a house fire he didn’t expect to start.      

Me too, Maira

Welcome to my 555 series! Please read the introduction to this project {here}. Wk 4 Post 3 “I would like to continue doing what I am doing. Writing/drawing books, traveling, visiting gardens around the world. Working with children and the elderly. What that means I don’t know. But I will find out.”  ~Maira Kalman Quote via Design Sponge

Standards Not Expectations 

Welcome to my 555 series! Please read the introduction to this project {here}.  Week 4 Post 2 “Have standards not expectations.  Standards are something you have for yourself, and expectations are something you have for someone else. And you control yourself you don’t control other people. If you say that you don’t accept a certain kind of behavior or treatment, people who fit that standard and treat you that way fit into your life, and people who don’t are out. Whereas if you’re like ‘I expect you to do this, that, and the other,’ that’s not something you have control over, so you’re setting yourself up to be unhappy.”  ~Daphne Oz    

Midday 

Welcome to my 555 series! Please read the introduction to this project {here}.  Wk 4 Post 1  Halfway through my day and it’s 12:20pm.   Breakfast was a hearty one of oatmeal, berries with almond nut butter and a half cup of a green smoothie. I spent some time preparing my wardrobe for our upcoming trip to Europe.  I am in the middle of developing some drafts, wrote letters, wrapped a gift, read through a magazine, and will exercise in a few minutes for half an hour. For midday, I’d say so far, so good.    

Time 

Welcome to my 555 series! Please read the introduction to this project {here}.  Wk 3 Post 5 The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~C.S. Lewis They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ~Andy Warhol It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. ~Jean de La Bruyère Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to. ~Lao Tzu